At the Crossroads of Post-Communist Modernisation: Russia and China in Comparative Perspective

Hardcover | October 16, 2012

EditorChrister Pursiainen

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This volume takes a comparative approach to understand general tendencies in post-Communist transition in Russia and China. Bringing together perspectives from Political Science, Sociology and IR, it analyses three arenas of social change: socio-economic systems, political systems, and foreign policies.

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This volume takes a comparative approach to understand general tendencies in post-Communist transition in Russia and China. Bringing together perspectives from Political Science, Sociology and IR, it analyses three arenas of social change: socio-economic systems, political systems, and foreign policies.

CHRISTER PURSIANEN is currently Senior Adviser at the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), located in Stockholm. He is Doctor of Political Science and Docent in International Relations at the University of Helsinki. His publications include around one hundred scholarly publications on a variety of themes. For mo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.12 × 5.66 × 0.9 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023036392X

ISBN - 13:9780230363922

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction; C.Pursiainen
A Short History of 'Catching Up'; C.Pursiainen
The Free-Market State or the Welfare State?; M.Kivinen & L.Chunling
Authoritarianism or Democracy?; C.Pursiainen & M.Pei
Sovereignty or Interdependency?; S.Medvedev & L.Jakobson
Conclusions; C.Pursiainen
Index
Contributors